FiberForce T1

FiberForce T1TM is a cold-drawn steel wire fiber developed for use as temperature-shrinkage reinforcement and post-first crack toughness in concrete, increase load carrying capacity of slabs-on-ground.

This product is also available in various lengths: FiberForce T1-50 (50 mm) and FiberForce T1-60 (60 mm).

Applications

  • Light, Medium, Heavy Industrial, and Commercial Slabs-on-Ground
  • Blast Resistant Structures
  • Truck Access Pavements (Malls, Industrial and Warehouse sites)
  • Heavy Duty Pavements (Airports and Highways)
  • Precast
  • Tunnels and Mines

Recommendations for Use

Recommended dosage rate is between, but not limited to, 25 – 120 lbs. per cubic yard.

However, a specific dosage rate should be established by the project engineer or government agency for a given application based on project conditions and requirements.

FiberForce T1 is not intended to replace primary, structural steel in concrete.

Mixing Instructions

The steel fibers are pre-packaged in bags or boxes that are NOT water-soluble, hence the fibers must be removed from its packaging for use.

To ensure optimum distribution, the fibers must be added to the ready-mix drum after the conventional concrete ingredients have been properly mixed.

The fibers must be introduced at a constant/uniform rate while the drum is revolving at mixing speed.

A minimum of 75-100 revolutions at mixing speed or 5-7 minutes of mixing at high speed may be needed to ensure complete dispersion of the fibers.

For detailed mixing, placing and finishing instructions, please contact your Regional FiberForce Expert.

Physical Properties

  • FiberForce T1-50
  • MaterialCold-drawn steel wire
  • Diameter0.039 in (1.0 mm)
  • Length1.97 in (50 mm)
  • Tensile Strength152.3 ksi (1,050 MPa)
  • Aspect Ratio49
  • CoatingNone
  • DeformationHooked Ends with Round Shaft
  • Fibers/lb.Approx. 1,510 fibers/lb.
  • FiberForce T1-60
  • MaterialCold-drawn steel wire
  • Diameter0.035 in (0.90 mm)
  • Length2.36 in (60 mm)
  • Tensile Strength179.4 ksi (1,237 MPa)
  • Aspect Ratio67
  • CoatingNone
  • DeformationHooked Ends with Round Shaft
  • Fibers/lb.Approx. 1,560 fibers/lb.

Features & Benefits

  • Provides post-first crack residual strength to concrete
  • Provides temperature-shrinkage reinforcement
  • Increases concrete durability - including impact and abrasion resistance and fatigue strength
  • Provides uniformly distributed reinforcement throughout the concrete, not just in one plane as with traditional steel reinforcement
  • A cost-effective alternative to traditional steel reinforcement
  • Temperature-shrinkage reinforcement in composite metal deck systems

 Product Approvals & Compliance with Industry Standards

  • ASTM A820 Type 1
  • ASTM C1116 Section 4.1.1